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Samsung Ativ Core tipped to be mid-range Windows Phone 8.1 phone

The Samsung Ativ Core could be a brand new mid-range Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone from Samsung.

Samsung is apparently working on a new Windows Phone smartphone called the Ativ Core that will run the latest Microsoft mobile OS.

According to Sammobile sources, the Ativ Core will feature a 4.5-inch 720p HD display running on an unknown processor with 1GB of RAM.

The Ativ Core will be powered by a 2,100mAh battery and feature an 8-megapixel rear camera to fit with its mid-range specs.

There’s no indication as to whether the Ativ Core will come to the UK or when it will be released.

Seeing as the Windows Phone 8.1 Nokia Lumia 930, Nokia Lumia 635 and Nokia Lumia 630 will be released around the turn of May, expect the Ativ Core to make an official appearance around the same time.

Windows Phone 8.1 Features

Announced at Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference this week, Windows Phone 8.1 is a rather major update for the mobile OS, bringing some long-awaited features.

Microsoft claims the latest mobile OS update is an “experience that is inspired by people” and will be available “in a few months” for all Windows Phone 8 devices.

One of the heavily anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 features is Action Centre, the first notifications centre. Accessed by swiping from the top of the screen, it comes complete with four customisable quick settings buttons as well as listing all you recent alerts for messages and other content.

Your Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen can now become a little more personalised, as Microsoft has added the ability to use pictures as the background. These images will be laid underneath the Live Tiles to give it a more personal touch.

Of course, one of the standout features of Windows Phone 8.1 is Cortana, Microsoft’s mobile personal assistant. Powered by Bing, Cortana is equipped with her very own notebook, helping her learn all about your interests, favourites and friends and family network.

Read more: Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 925

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